Recent rain and snow in California sparked optimism for dealers gearing up this weekend for the Sacramento Boat Show and Off-Road Exhibition. Two storms eased drought conditions slightly by bringing rain to coastal California and snow to the Sierra Nevada range, according to the U.S. Drought Monitor. However, they failed to deliver significant relief because…more
Malibu Boats reported a net sales increase of more than 16 percent to $43.9 million for the second quarter of 2014. “On every front, we had a phenomenal fiscal second quarter,” Malibu CEO Jack Springer said in a statement. “Net sales were up over 16 percent, driven by strong increases in both unit volume and…more
MasterCraft is offering a money-back guarantee on boats equipped with its Gen 2 Surf System. The company announced that until June 30 it will refund the entire purchase price, including taxes, if buyers aren’t satisfied with the system. The Gen 2 Surf System is available on the X-2, X-10, X-25, X-30, X-46 and X-55.
The unemployment rate remained relatively unchanged in February at 6.7 percent. The Department of Labor reported that the number of unemployed and the rate of unemployment was down by 1.6 million and 1 percentage point for the year. The economy added 175,000 jobs in February, Department of Labor data showed. That was above the 150,000…more
U.K.-based Fairline Boats appointed Aquaknox Marine Sales as an authorized dealer in Tennessee. Trading as Fairline Tennessee, Aquaknox will operate from its offices at Shanghai Resort Marina near the Tennessee River. Fairline Tennessee launched to the local Tennessee market at the Knoxville Downtown Boat Show this week. “We are excited to be representing Fairline in…more
Southport Boats appointed North Point Yacht Sales as the dealer for the Mid-Atlantic and the Carolinas. With locations in Annapolis, Md., Portsmouth, Va., and Charleston, S.C., North Point will start offering sea trials for Southport’s 27-, 29- and new 33-foot models this spring. “We set out to find a brand that we would be proud…more
The 2014 USWatercraft Rendezvous takes place Saturday with a day of boatbuilding demonstrations, sailing seminars and networking. The event will feature Alerion, C&C, True North and J/Boats models in production and on display. Presentations include seminars on engine maintenance, product development and offshore passagemaking. Also, Cruising World magazine will present USWatercraft with a 2014 Boat…more
Barcelona, Spain-based Marina Port Vell appointed Marcel Brekelmans as managing director. A native of the Netherlands, Brekelmans has spent many years as a project and managing director in hotel administration, with experience in branding, opening and preopening of properties, and repositioning notable hotels in Europe, the Middle East and Caribbean. “The extent of Marcel’s direct…more